The Pottery Shed is a fun relaxing paint your own ceramics based at the Royal Porcelain Works, where you can paint pottery and get creative whatever age you are.

  1. Take a blank ceramic from the shelves. You can pick from a wide range of ceramics; from cups and plates to vases and picture frames…
  2. Paint the ceramic with a design of your choosing using our underglaze ceramic paints. Remember the colour of the paint will change when it goes in the kiln…
  3. We then glaze and fire your ceramic in the kiln. It takes 72 hours (although it can be longer during busy times), but once glazed it will last forever.


Booking is essential via our website. There is no payment upfront – however you do need to reserve your space for an allotted time. The time slot is 1-hour, however if you are welcome to take your time and enjoy the experience.

We will always try to accommodate walk-ins on days when The Pottery Shed is open, so please feel free to pop upstairs if you see the information board displayed downstairs.

All our pricing covers; all paint, glazing and firing costs, then you simply pay the price of the ceramics you pick, which range from £7 – £30. Please note we are only able to accept CASH payments. Our ceramics change all the time, so please come and see to enquire what we have.

Absolutely anyone can do ceramic painting aged from new born to 100+. We can do baby footprints from just a few days old and host birthday parties for all ages. As a parent you will know best how much your child will get from the activity and even the messiest painting can look gorgeous. It’s not just for kid’s either, adults are welcome to paint any time too.

We use water-based, lead-free paints which are non-toxic and wash out of clothes – so don’t worry if you get a bit messy! We have a vast array of colours to choose from.

How long is a piece of string? Painting can take as long as you want it to. We usually say allow between one and two hours for a painting session, although it can be done quicker or you can take your time. We do ask you to reserve a time slot through our booking system, however this is purely to manage numbers, so that we are not oversubscribed.

Please allow 72 working hours for us to glaze and fire your ceramics. During busy periods this can take longer, but you will be given a collection time on a day after 2pm when you paint. If you need something on a shorter deadline, let us know before you start painting and we will do our best to get it fired in time for you.

There is the conveniently located Nest Café, just downstairs from our studio. As well as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milkshakes and soft drinks they offer a wide selection of savory snacks from toasties to baguettes and soups to sandwiches and cakes.


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  • May 31, 2019
  • Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

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Pottery Painting Workshops

The Studio

Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 31, 2019


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Pottery Painting Workshops

The Studio

Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 31, 2019